FREE WEBINAR | Dealing With Difficult Behaviors

Dealing with difficult behaviors

Are you dealing with these aspects of difficult behaviors with children? Parent’s denial about the behavior Lack of strategies on how to assist a child with difficult behaviors Too much time spent supervising a child Handling the stress and frustration of dealing with those children Disruption of the entire class Inappropriate interactions, such as hitting, […]


FREE WEBINAR | Teaching Civility

Teaching Civility

What are children learning from this mean-spirited time? What has happened to common courtesy? How can we magnify kindness and respect in both children and adults? Teaching civility is a topic that has been on my mind for several years now. In this 20-minute instant free training, Teaching Civility, you’ll learn how you can create […]


FREE WEBINAR | Want To Be A Better Observer?

Becoming a better observer

Have you ever wished for the proverbial teacher’s eyes in the back of your head? Do you want to help children overcome their learning obstacles? Observation is the skill to help you become more effective. Please join me for this free 20-minute instant webinar, How To Become A Better Observer…The Montessori Way. In this information-packed […]


BOOK | What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

A couple of weeks ago, my 3-year-old granddaughter said, “Grandma, sing this song with me.” “I see trees of green, red roses, too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” For a few seconds, I was incredulous that my 3-year-old granddaughter would know the lyrics […]


FREE WEBINAR | Helping Children Learn To Listen

helping children learn to listen

In my many years of working with young children, there is one question I hear frequently from parents and teachers: How do I get children to listen to me? When we are confronted with tantrums, defiant behavior, or worse, it’s difficult to know what to do. But these situations are usually avoidable, or at least […]


How To Support Self-Regulation

How To Support Self-Regulation

Back in the early 1990’s the long term findings of the 1960’s Walter Mischel  “marshmallow study” were released. When I read the findings of the Mischel study it became evident to me that something simple as having children wait for a minute or two for snack might help them develop better self-control and all the benefits […]


BOOK | The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

One of the things I’ve missed the past two years of covid isolation is not going to the bookstore and poking around. As long as I can remember, going to a bookstore and walking up and down the aisles, looking for a title that might catch my eye, has been one of my favorite pastimes.  […]


FREE WEBINAR | The Child’s Need To Belong

the child's need to belong

We all need to feel like we belong. Children’s behavior is directed towards getting the emotional connection of belonging. Watch this series of five videos to learn about four basic, yet unconscious, goals that drive our children’s behavior. You’ll learn how these goals, when met, make for a child who is happy, cooperative, self-motivated and self-aware.


READ ALONG | A Return To Love

Over the past two years of dealing with pandemic isolation, I’ve done a lot of thinking and reading.  When I asked myself what were the five most important books (outside of The Bible) I’ve read and truly incorporated into my life, here’s the list: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE […]


Choosing Love

Choose Love

For the most part, I don’t like to think in dichotomies. Yes, some issues are black and white. Usually I see a lot of gray in between. What I’ve been fortunate enough to experience for many years is a fundamental human decision that is clearly divided. This decision is either/or. There is no in-between. Every […]